It is being described as one of the world’s best hospitals for children and young people. The first construction phase, covering 29,000 m² of ultramodern and environmentally friendly development, has started.The project is a major reference for both clinical and psychiatric medicine, which will be further reinforced when other phases, with clinical functions and a maternity unit, are in place.
The second construction phase is well under way, and will encompass pioneering solutions using solar cell technology. The south-facing windows in technical rooms and on the pedestrian bridges between the new and the old buildings will be composed of transparent thin film solar cells made from cadmium telluride (CdTe) – around 1000 m² in all. It is estimated that the system will produce 36,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. It is the first time this technology has been used in a real-life project in Norway.
Other construction phases also have sky-high ambitions for digital implementation. The aim is to run the world’s first fully digital and paperless building project in the healthcare sector – with an efficient and cost-saving digital planning process. The second phase (BUS 2) will be constructed on LEAN principles, with 4D BIM, and with a paperless construction site using digital working documents.
The thermal energy supply to the buildings is based in a heat pump installation which uses heat stored in the rock underneath the buildings. BUS 1 is approx. 29,000 m² and BUS 2 approx. 50,000 m².